Thursday, August 7, 2014
Passion Flower ~ Relax and Enjoy
See if any of this sounds like you . . .
~You have had a terrible day ~ it's been a day when your boss was in a bad, bad mood and YOU were the "lucky" one who was in their line of fire when it all came to a head . . .
~A virus has captured your family and is holding you hostage because you are the only one well enough to take care of everyone. Once a little one goes down for a nap after a crying jag from being so miserable, the other child comes to you and clings to you because, face it, sometimes you just need Mommy or Daddy to hold you . . . and so . . . the hopes you had of getting a little housework done or just sit and veg for a few minutes, just went out the window . . .
~You are a full-fledged member of the "sandwich generation," where you are caring for aging parents who can't seem to remember when their next Dr's appointment is or where their glasses are and they call you to see if you know. Plus, you just had a busy weekend watching your darling ~ but oh-so-active ~ grandchildren for the weekend so that your grown children could have a nice, relaxing weekend and your brain is simply FRIED . . .
~You have a zillion things on your plate and while you are driving home from an hour's worth of after work errands or a stay-at-home mom trying to get a day's worth of errands completed before Hubby gets home, knowing that you still have to cook supper and your busy day is about to turn the tension you've been carrying around into sheer anxiety . . .
~Because your day has included a little of "all of the above," you know a good night's sleep is going to be beyond your grasp . . .
CALGON, TAKE ME AWAY!
Well, there's something even better than Calgon to help ease some relief into your day and night.
Passion Flower is a wonderful relaxant. This flower gets it's name because it is a beautiful reminder of the Crucifixion of our Lord Jesus Christ. The parts of the flower are: 5 stamen/5 wounds (hands, feet, side), 3 styles/3 nails and it's lovely purple colored flower which stands for royalty or heaven. Isn't that great?
This precious flower grows right here in the USA (and also in Italy and UK) and is one of the most effective products for insomnia, pain from headaches and menstrual cramps, muscle cramps, heart palpitations, daily tension and irritability to anxiety and down-right hysteria. It is actually classified as an herbal sedative/tranquilizer.
Passion Flower herb can be taken in pill/capsule form (to make your own capsules click HERE), tea or tincture (learn how to make your own tincture HERE). Remember that liquid gets into your system the quickest and a nice hot cup of herbal tea is a wonderful way to unwind ~ all the better if it's Passion Flower tea.
Next time you've had a hair-raising day, take a few moments before bedtime to sip a nice hot cup of Passion Flower tea, take 5 deep breaths before you lay your head upon your pillow and dream sweet dreams with the help of one of God's natural gifts.
Blessings from Ohio . . . Kim<><
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